The extent of the destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria is heart breaking. After the immediate needs for food, water, shelter, power and medical aid have been met, cooperative businesses on the Island will need to rebuild. Puerto Rico’s vibrant and vital cooperative movement is significantly impacted by the storm’s damage. You can help cooperatives recover from this disaster by making a donation to the CDF Cooperative Disaster Recovery Fund.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, have upended the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents across Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Caribbean. The destruction seems overwhelming, but cooperatives are not easily discouraged.

Your donation will be used to help cooperative businesses in the impacted areas get up and running.

CDF will coordinate with local organizations to get assistance to cooperatives in need.

100% of the donations to the CDF Cooperative Disaster Recovery Fund go to disaster recovery. CDF does not use disaster recovery funds to pay for any of its operating expenses or fund administrative costs.

In the event that any donations to the Cooperative Disaster Recovery Fund are not used for Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, the funds will be used for any cooperative disaster relief efforts.

To contribute to CDF’s co-op recovery fund, donate here.

If you prefer to write a check, you can send your donation to CDF at 1775 Eye St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; please note that your donation is for the Disaster Recovery Fund.

Donations to CDF may be tax-deductible and donors of $25 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgement which can be used for tax records.